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The Ridge Retreat

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· Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario
6 acres hosted by Sandra D.
1 RV/tent site
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All to yourself
97% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
The Ridge Retreat is 6 acres of beauty topped off with amazing waterfront and an awesome new dock. A gravel road has been prepared from the road access right down to the lake. We recommend that you park on the upper portion of this driveway/road and walk or use an ATV to travel on the trail to the lake. As mentioned, there is about a 40 ft incline just as you approach the clearing down by the lake . Please wear running/walking shoes and descend slowly down either of the 2 trails provided. Learn more about this land: Situated just off the main road, The Ridge Retreat offers you the privacy and beauty of 6 unspoiled acres. Follow the gravel walkway/road down (5 min walk) to your amazing private dock situated on Howes Lake, Verona Ontario. Deep, clean water for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, etc.  There are 2 firepits should you decide to have a campfire - one at the road site (RV and trailer) and one at the waters edge.  This property provides privacy and solitude for nature lovers. The designated RV parking spot is up near the main road along with a very nice outhouse but if you decide to tent camp, there are a few choices that would bring you closer to the water's edge.  An additional outhouse is located at the top of the incline to the lake.  The gravel/asphalt trail down by the lake is the steeper of the 2 trails. Choose the "Easy Street" trail off to your right after you pass the stop sign indicating that no vehicles should drive beyond. This trail is a bit longer but a much more gradual incline. Grocery shopping, nature trails, etc are just a few minutes away. The scenic town of Westport is a 30 min drive away with amazing shops and a local winery.Situated just off the main road, The Ridge Retreat offers you the privacy and beauty of 6 unspoiled acres. Follow the gravel walkway/road down (5 min walk) to your amazing private dock situated on Howes Lake, Verona Ontario. Deep, clean water for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, etc.   This property provides privacy and solitude for nature lovers. The designated RV parking spot is up near the main road along with a very nice outhouse but if you decide to tent camp, there are a few choices that would bring you closer to the water's edge.   The terrain just before you reach the open area (with fire pit) at the lakeside, is somewhat steep so is not recommended for anyone with mobility concerns.  Be sure to wear proper running/hiking shoes as you walk down to the water.  We have added an "easy street" trail through the bush to make this descent more pleasant. Grocery shopping, nature trails, etc are just a few minutes away. The scenic town of Westport is a 30 min drive away with amazing shops and a local winery.
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David D.recommends
May 19, 2024
The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario
Victoria Day weekend - success
What a tremendous weekend stay. I was looking for a small lake tenting weekend with some walks with my dog Frankie and got that in spades. The property is huge with 3 distinct areas to camp. The entrance offers a huge area for RVs. Once you hit the trail on the site a second spot is available in what feels like the deep woods. However the highlight spot to stay was the lakefront. Literally tenting feet from a pristine lake which features a supporting cast of beavers, a crane and beautiful loon. If no frills means beautiful nature, wildlife and peacefulness, this spot is no frills. I’ll be back for sure. Oh, I can’t forget Sandra. Sandra is a star in the background. Thank you Sandra for the 5 star level communication and directions.
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Adrian E.recommends
October 25, 2023
The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario
Great camping experience!
Sandra's campsite was great! There are 3 sections on this camp to pick from. First section is closest to the road and is on gravel. There is picnic table and a fire pit drum perfect for cooking with a grill provided. There is also a very clean port house on this site. We moved our cooking/fire pit area here the second day as there was rain and we were able to set up a large rain tarp by the fire. Second site is 5-6 minute walk into the forest. This walk has a bit of an up hill. Second site is smaller than the first and was able to fit 2 three person tents. A third tent could have fit as well. This site was pretty cool because its surrounded by dense forest and had another clean port house. Third site is by the water with small tent pad, a stone firepit with grill, picnic table, and 4 plastic Muskoka chairs. Beautiful spot as well with a campfire by the water. The only issue with this site is the walk back up to the second site could be hard for others, and if there is no wood, it is difficult to get the provided wood from the first site. There is a longer path going back to the second site but has a gradual incline, second path is a very steep incline but much shorter. Water was really clear and deep from the dock, would definitely return here for a swim. Overall great experience. Our only comments for cons would be there are powerlines above the water access, steep walk down to the water, and there was dog poop camouflaged in the fallen leaves. Please pick up after dogs.
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Adam B.recommends
October 22, 2023
The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario
Well Worth the Stay
A nice waterfront site with a gorgeous dock. The majority of the location is on a steep hill, so if you arrive, be ready to do the 5-minute walk to the waterfront down a steep hill. No neighbours were around besides the beaver that patrolled the lake and the cottages across the lake. Thank you for the lovely stay.
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Todd C.recommends
October 10, 2023
The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario
We were very lucky with the weather, so our experience here was outstanding! The outhouses are in excellent shape, and the private dock is a dream. Would definitely come again.
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Dee D.recommends
October 10, 2023
The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario
Beautiful location
Beautiful location, amazing hosts (Thanks Sandra!), had a wonderful long weekend and really enjoyed the property with all of the leaves changing colours you really can't beat that! The walk to the water is beautiful!! Thank you again for everything can't wait to visit in the summer!
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Keith W.recommends
October 9, 2023
The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario
Great little spot!
Lots of room to park (we had 30' trailer), great spot and nice lake access. It's a nice walk down too. Sandra also had great communication and was great to deal with. We had our StarLink with us and had great reception too. Thanks again!
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Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, CanadaTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Wendake-Nionwentsïo, and Mississauga First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Sandra D.Joined in August 2021
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